Friday, January 24, 2014

“Berean or Bonsai – 101” …Blog.

“Berean or Bonsai – 101” …Blog.

*** (Acts 17:11) And these were more noble than those of Thessalonica; in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind; and searched the Scriptures Daily; to see if those things were so. [Or Not?]

*** (2Peter 3:15-to-18) Think of our Lord's patience as salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.
(2Pet 3:16) He speaks about this Subject in all his letters. Some things in them are hard to understand, which Ignorant and Unstable people Distort: to their own destruction, as they do the rest of the Scriptures. [1Corinthains 16:22]
(2Pet 3:17) And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continually be on your guard Not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people, lest you fall from your secure position.
(2Pet 3:18) Instead, continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Glory belongs to him both now and on that eternal day! Amen.

*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain Because you have become too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have Become people who need milk instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and is inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil. [Discern]

The word “Bonsai” when translated from the Japanese… becomes "bon," a low-sided pot or tray, and "sai," a planting. Let us not confuse bonsai, as we often do, with "banzai," the word shouted by Japanese soldiers as they launched their suicide attacks on allied emplacements in World War II. One pronunciation denotes peace and tranquility, the other havoc and death. This Practice “BONSAI” of “Root & Growth” trimming is meant to ‘Purposefully’… keep the tree from it ‘Normal: Growth & Maturity’. This could be an “Analogy”… of what has ‘Happened’ to those WHO… say they are Christians [?]: here in America! They may readily share their Beliefs: which “May or May Not” be Biblical. Many can share their Church Teaching: but so very FEW… are like the Bereans WHO: “Validated Everything” by the Scriptures…! May I simply ask, are You a… “Berean” or a “Bonsai”…?

*** (John 12:48) He who ‘Rejects’ Me [Jesus]; and does ‘Not’ receive My Words; has One who judges him; the WORD -> that I [Jesus] have spoken; the same shall ‘Judge’ him in the “Last Day”.

*** (1Corinthains 3:13-14-15) each one's work shall be revealed. For the Day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try each one's work as to what kind it is.
(1Co 3:14) If anyone's work which he built remains, he shall receive a reward.
(1Co 3:15) If anyone's work shall be burned up, he shall suffer loss. But he shall be saved, yet so as by fire.

*** (1Corinthains 11:30) That's why so Many of you are WEAK; and SICK; and a Considerable number are DYING.

*** (2Timothy 2:15) Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has Nothing to be ashamed of, handling the Word of Truth with Precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

What happens when “ONE” is ‘Raised as a Christian’… “Without” being: “Born Again: by the Holy Spirit of God”…?  ... “Romans 8:9”…!

The Christian 'Parrot' - 101 ...Blog.

May I simply ASK: for how many years… have You claimed to be a Child of God…? “Many” say that they came to Christ Jesus, when they were children. “Some” say they were raised in a Christian home. “Fewer” still: can take their Bible and… “Defend the True Faith”… spoken about in the Scriptures. For an example, “Water Baptism!” Simply choose ten Christians and ask them about Water Baptism? You will most likely get… “Ten Separate Answers!” But, what do the Scriptures: “Really Teach”…? Can You take your Bible: and with “Chapters & Verses”… give a 100% Scriptural answer? The “Church of Christ” Denomination: “Preaches & Teaches” that one must be Water Baptized to be Saved! Of the Southern Baptists, “Many’ believe the same thing, yet Not all. Matter of fact, One cannot join that denominations Church membership: without doing so. Question: What do the Scripture Teach… about Water Baptism & Salvation…? May I simply ask, are You a… “Berean” or a “Bonsai”…?


*** Ephesians 4:5 One LORD, One Faith, One “BAPTISM”….!

… Is that One “BAPTISM”…? The Holy Spirit Baptism, “1Corithains 12:13”…” Please Answer… “Yes or NO”…? Or is it ‘SIMPLY WATER’, which ONLY gets one Wet…?

*** (1Corinthains 12:13) For also by one Spirit we are all baptized [Ephesians 1:13 -14 & 4:30] into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free, even all were made to drink into one Spirit. [John 7:38-39 & Acts 15:8-9]

*** (Titus 3:5) NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, [John 7:38-39 & Acts 15:8-9]

*** (1Corinthains 1:17) For Christ did ‘NOT’ send me [Paul] to Baptize; but to Preach the gospel; not in wisdom of words; lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

*** (Romans 11:6) But if by Grace, then it is no more of Works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works, then it is no more of grace; otherwise work is no more work. [Ephesians 2:8-9-10]

Water Baptism and Salvation – 101 Blog.      

You may go to Face Book… and view the “Many” Bible discussion boards and the comments. I have seen more “Heresy” and “False Teaching” by those WHO: say they are Christians! “FEW” say they are Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God! “FEW” can take their Bibles and explain the “Finished Word of Redemption” by Christ Jesus, the Passover Lamb of God! “FEW” open their Bibles and… “Read & Study & Obey”… the Scriptures “DAILY”…! May I ask You…? When You go to your Church: do You examine… “EVERYTHING”… you hear from the Pulpit or in Sunday School Class…? “IF Not – Why Not”…? Isn’t that what we are Commanded to Do: by the Scriptures…? Is the Holy Word of God your ONLY: point of reference for “God’s Truth”…? Did You know that… ‘Satan’s Camp: is in the Church’…? [2Corinthians 11:13-14-15 -&- 2Peter 2:1-2] He has the World blinded already! His mandate is simply to SAY… “Can’t We All Just Get Along”…? No matter what is Taught, “Can’t We All Just Love One Another”…? Is that WHAT: the Holy Word of God teaches… “Or Not?” May I simply ask, are You a… “Berean” or a “Bonsai”…?

*** (2Corinthains 11:4) For if someone comes along and preaches Another Jesus than the one we preached, or should you receive a Different Spirit from the one you received or a Different Gospel from the one you accepted, you are all too willing to listen.

*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of the LORD was unto them Precept upon precept; precept upon precept; Line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go; and fall backward [backslide]; and be broken; and snared; and taken.

*** (2John 1:9-10-11) Everyone transgressing and Not abiding in the doctrine of Christ; does “NOT” have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has ‘Both’ the Father and the Son.
(2Jn 1:10) If “ANYONE” comes to you and does “NOT” bring this doctrine; Do “NOT” receive him into your house; “NOR” speak a greeting to him.
(2Jn 1:11) For he who Speaks a greeting to him; Is Partaker of his “EVIL” deeds.

“The ‘Doctrine’ of Christ – 101”…Blog.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you [Romans 8:9]; unless you are Reprobates?

*** (John 5:39-40) You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose = that in them you have eternal life.  Yet they testify about Me [Jesus].
(John 5:40) But you are ‘NOT’ willing to come to Me [Jesus] to have Life.

“True Faith or False Faith – 101” …Blog. [1/3]

*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things are delivered to Me [Jesus] by My Father [God]. And no one knows the Son [Jesus]: except the Father [God]. Nor does anyone know the Father [God] except the Son [Jesus], and the one [You]–> to whom the Son [Jesus] will reveal Him [God].
(Mat 11:28) Come to Me [Jesus] all you who labor and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest.
(Mat 11:29) Take My yoke on you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls.
(Mat 11:30) For My yoke is easy; and My burden is light.

“1Kings 13”… is one of my Favorite OT chapters…! When GOD tells You to do something “OBEY HIM” & “His Holy Word”... No Matter ‘WHAT’… another ‘Supposed [?] Believer’… “Tells YOU”..! Please take some time and Learn from the Scriptures: this lesson. Too many want “Human Validation” [Luke 6:26] and are Not willing to stand alone. The early Church knew this lesion well: for many of them were… “Martyrs for Christ!” And the world saw their “Witness for Christ”… even unto death. Today, here in America, MANY go by what the News says: and fail to understand that WE have been called… “Soldiers for Christ”…! NO, Not for Politics: but for the Kingdom of Christ Jesus…! We are Not willing to loose family & friends: especially Christian [?] friends over Bible Truths…! What is WRONG: with that Picture…? May I simply ask, are You a… “Berean” or a “Bonsai”…?

*** (Acts 5:29) And Peter and the apostles answered and said; We ought to OBEY God rather than men.

The ‘Man’ of GOD – 101”…Blog. [1Kings 13:All]

*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) Join me in suffering like a good soldier = of Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 2:4) No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters for his aim is to please his commanding officer. [Christ Jesus]
(2Tim 2:5) Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize = unless he competes according to the Rules.

*** (1Jn 2:19) They went out from us, but they were NOT of us; for if they were of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out so that it might be Revealed that they were ‘Not’ all of us.

*** (James 3:12) Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can NO fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”.